<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:21 -0700 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:21 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Crash Tuesday]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:44:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest — and the main Amazon page — crashed for nearly an hour Tuesday, taking several major sites down...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases New Music Streaming Service]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:38:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476371856.jpg
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Show Their Pride with Rainbow Filter]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:56:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4786255681.jpg
Facebook is now offering a rainbow filter that anyone can overlay on his or her profile picture in the wake of Friday's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
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<![CDATA[The Future Has Arrived: Hoverbike in the Works]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:15:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hoverbike1.jpg
A UK aeronautics company that once used Kickstarter to raise funds has a real hoverbike in the works. A prototype for the vehicle is moving forward with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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<![CDATA[Google Launches News Lab to Help Journalists]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:26:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Google24.jpg
Google on Monday introduced its newest site, News Lab, aimed at helping journalists craft and share their stories using the most relevant media and technology.

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<![CDATA[Uber's Tracking Policy Draws Complaint from Watchdog Group]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Uber's plan to track user data.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Responds to Taylor Swift's Open Letter]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:59:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476492963.jpg
Apple says it now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service after pop superstar Taylor Swift criticized the company in an open letter...
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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:38:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Startup Using Hoverboard Tech for Earthquake Safety]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0616-2015-ARXPAX.jpg
A South Bay startup aims to improve earthquake safety.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Scholarship]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:59:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mark-zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are giving $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan announced their donation to TheDream.Us in a Facebook...

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<![CDATA[Apple Seeks Journalists for News App]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:18:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is hiring journalists to work a 40-hour week on a app called News.

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<![CDATA[TIPS: Take Better Vacation Pix on your Smartphone]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:44:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/smartphone-better-pxi.jpg
More than 10 billion photos are taken each month. 6 billion of those are with smartphones. Accessories and apps can make the photo taking experience that much greater.]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Experts Talk STEAM Careers with Students]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:35:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drones-students-060515.jpg
San Diego middle and high school students got a special treat Friday morning. Local high-tech leaders talked with students about the latest inventions they are working on.Speakers also shared how students...

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<![CDATA[Can A Company Own the Word “Book?”]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:36:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Facebook-Logo1.jpg
Designbook’s pursuit of a trademark was met with objections from Facebook

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<![CDATA[Sandberg Pens Tribute to Husband]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:42:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sandberg-GettyImages-173218730.jpg
Facebook COO and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg penned a loving Facebook tribute Wednesday to her late husband, Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Goldberg, 30 days after he died after collapsing on a treadmill...

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<![CDATA[Levi's, Google to Make Smart Jeans]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:32:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Levi-Strauss-Real-Label.jpg
Your Levi's may one day control your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership with Google.

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<![CDATA[#MyNameIs: Rally Against FB Policy]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sisterroma2.jpg
A protest is planned on Monday by people who claim that thousands of Facebook users are being “maliciously targeted” and reported and having their accounts suspended for having a "fake" name.

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<![CDATA[Apple Chief Tim Cook Gives $6.5M to Charity]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 16:00:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/162*120/TimCookiPad.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook made a reported $6.56 donation to charity and continues to make his political views public.

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<![CDATA[Woman Finds Rare Apple Computer]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:32:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/2015-05-30_0-27-39.jpg
In early April, an older woman dropped off some unwanted computer junk to Clean Bay Area. It’s a company that recycles electronics. It turns out, it wasn’t junk at all.

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<![CDATA[Charging Cellphone Sets Bed on Fire]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:53:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hamden+cellphone+fire.jpg
Fire officials are warning residents to be careful charging their devices after a cellphone ignited a bed and pillow in Hamden, Connecticut, overnight Friday, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[$169 PC For Endless Global Impact]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 16:40:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/endlesscomputer.jpg
A desktop computer with a $169 price tag could change the world's access to technology.

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<![CDATA[3D Printers Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl: My iPhone Caught Fire]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 23:34:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/iPhone+Catch+Fire+Girl+Pocket.PNG
As 12-year-old Philadelphia girl said her Apple iPhone 5C caught fire in her back pocket as she walked to school Friday morning, leaving her with second-degree burns. The white phone's metal case was left...

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<![CDATA[Yelp Might Be For Sale]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 18:05:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
A report by the Wall Street Journal notes that Yelp is courting potential buyers and could be worth $3.5 billion.

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<![CDATA[SF Cabbie Shoots Documentary]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/207*120/hire.JPG
John Han, a 13-year veteran of cab driving, talks about how services like Uber and Lyft have altered the marketplace in a new self-produced documentary.]]>